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Journey Information

Washington DC to Charlottesville bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price£33.74
Fastest time3h 50m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Charlottesville right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Charlottesville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £33.74 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Charlottesville. Buses from Charlottesville to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £33.74 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £6.28 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 99 miles (159 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Charlottesville, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

There is usually only one bus per day from Washington DC to Charlottesville. It leaves the station in Washington DC at 1:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Washington DC to Charlottesville. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Charlottesville; ticket prices start at £16.48.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Charlottesville?

There is one bus company that operates from Washington DC to Charlottesville. Greyhound is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound13h 52m£36.52

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Most buses depart from the main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Charlottesville?

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Charlottesville, Virginia:

  • Campbells Travel - 310 W Main St

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Charlottesville

Average prices by travel date

£47£31£16NovDec

Monthly average prices

£20£16£12£8£4JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

£59£47£35£24£123020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA
4.7
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.5
Donna
3.0
July 17, 2019Business
Pros
Once we got going, things were fine and we arrived right on time.
Cons
Most of my negative will have to do with the station. On one of the hottest days of the year, there was NO AIR CONDITIONING at all in the bus part of the station, not even in what was supposed to be the special air conditioned room for the passengers. We waited in the h...More
Tips
Go by train if you can.
Margaret
5.0
July 6, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Everything was as expected and fit the short time frame we needed to attend a wedding.i
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Wonderful way to make short trips that require a precise arrival.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Sibylle
5.0
January 10, 2020Solo travel
Pros
There were not too many travellers so I had a double seat to myself.
Cons
The bus smelled strongly of smoke when we boarded.

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